According to a report from the Sheffield Star, Nottingham Forest man Ben Osborn is coming closer to a move to the Premier League, after talks with new boys Sheffield United progressed over the course of the weekend.

We reported here on The72 last week that Nottingham Forest had received a “low” bid for midfielder Ben Osborn from Premier League side Sheffield United. And, it was suggested that a return move would be made by the Blades as Chris Wilder ramps up his preparation for the new season.

Now, it has emerged that talks over a deal have progressed, with the Sheffield Star reporting that an agreement which will see Osborn move from the City Ground to Bramall Lane could be completed this week. Further talks between the appropriate parties will be held in the early stages of the week.

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Moreover, it is added that Osborn – having proved himself to be more than capable at Championship level with Nottingham Forest – would be excited to make the step up into the Premier League, where he would be given the chance to prove himself at the top of English football.

Osborn has been a key player for Nottingham Forest during his time with the club, spending his entire career to date at the City Ground. Overall, he has played 230 times for the club, scoring 16 goals and providing 31 assists along the way (Transfermarkt).

Osborn has played in a number of positions during his time at the club, displaying the versatility that would appeal to Blades boss Wilder as he looks to bolster his ranks. Mainly operating as a left midfielder, Osborn has also played in the middle of the park and at left back, featuring further forward on occasion as well.

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